In Search of The Miraculous or One Thing Leads to Another
Borne from a phrase that has persisted in Glaser’s memory for many years, In Search of the Miraculous offers a rare and exclusive view into the creative process behind his design work, revealing ideas and sketches that organically developed into practical applications for both commercial work and deeply personal art. While demonstrating how design concepts build on one another or are repurposed by the designer, Glaser expounds on the idea that the pursuit and the risks involved in creating art are what become most illuminating and valuable in an artist or designer’s career.
In Search of the Miraculous is Glaser’s fourth book published with Overlook, following Graphic Design, Art is Work, and Drawing is Thinking. Aside from being a visionary and icon in the world of graphic arts, Glaser is a delight to work with and has been a dear friend to our publisher Peter Mayer for many years. In the video below, Peter speaks about the moment when he and Milton Glaser became colleagues to collaborate on his first book, Graphic Design.
“The right client (or one that shares your view of the world) can be your greatest asset,” he says. “The wrong client, who wants to use your skills to accomplish his sales objectives, can destroy your sense of yourself. Like good friends, good clients are hard to find.”